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Old 4 August 2020, 13:08
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Blackberries for tomorrow's jam. Uber bright light makes them look like raspberries.
Glad to see you berries have done well this year!
I was able to pick half a cup before all my vines started dying. I've been successful with berries for years and this was a new one for me all kinds of new growth coming on, just all the vines turned brown and the berries dried up. Even the wild vines are doing the same thing around the house.

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Old 4 August 2020, 13:50
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We had a few drop dead for seemingly no reason as well. Our fruit trees grew in size but no fruit. Something in the air, maybe......
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Old 4 August 2020, 14:24
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My zucchini is getting super big. I had to pick these before they got too tough. They would've kept on growing. They can hide real well.
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Old 8 August 2020, 14:36
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So, new COVID shortage. Jars. We're canning in alot more this year than normal and jars are GONE. Guess everybody else is having the same idea.
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Old 8 August 2020, 15:23
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So, new COVID shortage. Jars. We're canning in alot more this year than normal and jars are GONE. Guess everybody else is having the same idea.
Well unfortunately, I don’t can food. I seem to have quite a few jars lying around though?
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Old 8 August 2020, 15:42
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Jarred corn is still corn. Just sayin.
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Old 9 August 2020, 00:08
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So, new COVID shortage. Jars. We're canning in alot more this year than normal and jars are GONE. Guess everybody else is having the same idea.
We have jars, cannot find lids. I am buying a freeze dryer next week.
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Old 9 August 2020, 07:54
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Lesson learned for me. Won't be happening again. Did another 29 pints this morning.
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Old 9 August 2020, 13:18
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We have jars, cannot find lids. I am buying a freeze dryer next week.
We are seeing a shortage of canning supplies here too.

I've had my eye on a freeze dryer for some time now. Could you please post what you think about it after you have used it? Also curious about which pump you choose and why?

I just need to pull the trigger on one.....

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So, new COVID shortage. Jars. We're canning in alot more this year than normal and jars are GONE. Guess everybody else is having the same idea.
Yup here too.
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Old 10 August 2020, 11:10
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We are seeing a shortage of canning supplies here too.

I've had my eye on a freeze dryer for some time now. Could you please post what you think about it after you have used it? Also curious about which pump you choose and why?

I just need to pull the trigger on one.....



Yup here too.
I am ordering it this week. I am getting the Oil free pump as my Ranger buddy that told me about them said to get the oil free pump. More when it arrives.
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Old 10 August 2020, 11:12
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Lesson learned for me. Won't be happening again. Did another 29 pints this morning.
When did you plant your beans? My are really viney (Pole Beans) but nothing but wax beans from the bush bean plants as of yet.
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Old 10 August 2020, 11:14
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We planted for the 2d time about the 10th of May. Our first run the ground was too cold and they didn't germinate well. Those were blue lakes and our pole beans are just now hitting. I'm not 100% sure when the wife put those in.
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Old 11 August 2020, 09:16
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We are fighting a few beetles as well. Lots of melons and squash, though.
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Old 11 August 2020, 10:28
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Tomatoes = Good to go.
Zucchini/Squash = Good to go.
Bell peppers = 25% casualties (bugs/mites)
Beans = I replanted once due to being washed out. Not looking good.
Beets = Awesome. I don’t can but am browsing for a good pickled beet recipe. I’ve never pickled anything myself, except my liver maybe.
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Old 13 August 2020, 16:04
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Old 13 August 2020, 22:36
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Lesson learned for me. Won't be happening again. Did another 29 pints this morning.
I just canned 9 quarts and vacuum sealed another 9 quarts to freeze. We also had the same planting schedule with blue lake seeds from one 4X8 raised bed, in the last week.
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Old 14 August 2020, 08:10
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Our humble garden is just barely getting by. .4 of an inch of rain in over a month or some such thing...
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Old 16 August 2020, 17:50
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Beets = Awesome. I don’t can but am browsing for a good pickled beet recipe. I’ve never pickled anything myself, except my liver maybe.
The one I use is in the Ball Blue Book "Guide to Preserving". It's called spicy pickled beets. The processing method is the boiling water method, so you don't need a pressure canner.
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Old 19 August 2020, 18:56
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The one I use is in the Ball Blue Book "Guide to Preserving". It's called spicy pickled beets. The processing method is the boiling water method, so you don't need a pressure canner.
Thanks. I found one also after a little digging. Love me some beets. I got one (1) fucking mess of green beans. I didn’t plant a lot but replanted twice. Apparently, deer love green bean sprouts.

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Old 22 August 2020, 18:37
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Canning pears tomorrow.
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